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Our Mission

"Shaping Our Future Together"

Rooted in our belief in the dignity and worth of each person, the Good Shepherd people of North America are united in our commitment as leaders in providing unparalleled services and advocacy for the most vulnerable and marginalized persons especially women and children. Supported by contemplation and a growing sense of community, and boldly embracing our mission of reconciliation, we dare to be a catalyst for healing.

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at GSS's Euphrasian Residence


Rose Haven is a sanctuary from the street, offering compassion, practical assistance and community to women and children facing loss of home, abuse and other disruptive life experiences in Portland. Here is one story:

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Rose Haven

Rose Haven serves women and children experiencing the trauma of abuse, loss of home and other disruptive life challenges. Rose Haven’s mission is to maintain a safe, respectful community while providing our guests with support and services to assist them in regaining stability in their lives.

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We Believe...

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  • We believe a person is of more value than a world

  • We believe that all youth can succeed

  • We believe that all individuals have the right to live in a safe environment

  • We believe in the strengths and value of the individual

  • We believe that you can make a difference

Action Alerts


Principles in the COP 21 negotiations:

Effectiveness. All nations must agree to lower carbon emission dramatically and developed countries must take the lead.

Compassion. The poorest and most vulnerable people and nations must be protected. Any international agreement must provide assistance to mitigate the impacts of climate change and funding for adaption to its worst effects.

Prudence. Action now is necessary to prevent the worst of climate change's impacts.

Sign the petition to guide the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris CLICK HERE .